Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 Encountering Chinese Spring Festival

The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022. The three competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou have respectively completed their independent Olympic Villages, each with its own characteristics. Health issue is essential in the concept of the construction, which strives to make the athletes feel safe, at ease and comfortable. Being the “home” of the world’s top ice and snow athletes during the Winter Olympics, the three major Beijing competition regions have made full preparations for the food, clothing, housing and transportation in the Winter Olympic Villages. The “Winter Olympics Menu”, a diversity…



UN Secretary-General’s Message for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime

  On occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime, 9. December 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the world: On this day, every year, we honour the memory of the victims of genocide and other atrocity crimes, and we rededicate ourselves to preventing these horrendous acts. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide has given us a better understanding of early warning signs and risk factors.  Yet, today, genocide remains a very real threat.  The international community…


An Ideal City for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The 3rd “Universal Yinli” Conference was Held in Yinzhou, Ningbo

On October 28th, 2021, the third “Universal Yinli” Conference (“Globally Attractive Yinzhou”) was held in Yinzhou, Ningbo. The conference had a series of talent introduction and entrepreneurial innovation projects centering on the goal of building a high-level national talent and innovation area. Participants included Zhou Guozhi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Bi Siwen, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Li Ping, chief internationalization chief of the Sixth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation; Chen Xinmin, chief researcher of the Ningbo Institute of Materials of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; as well as relevant political…


“Human Rights in Afghanistan” Organization Held its First Online Event

  On 20. October, the newly established organization “Human Rights in Afghanistan” with the objectives of knowing and investigating the human rights situation in Afghanistan, studying the causes and seeking solutions, informing and connecting with the Afghan population to learn about their situation, held their first online event. The event was attended by more than 70 participants around the world. The two-hour long discussion with five speakers followed by some questions of the listeners concentrated on such topic as the general situation of human rights today, political decisions and how they affect civilian populations, the military presence in Afghanistan in…


Message on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On 26 September 2021, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the whole world: “From the very start, addressing the existential threat of nuclear weapons has been central to the work of the United Nations. In 1946, the very first General Assembly resolution sought “the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and of all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.” Seventy-six years later, we have yet to achieve that resolution’s goals. As we mark this International Day of the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, we face the…


The Legend and Poetry on the Moon Festival

Today (21. 09. 2021), a traditional festival is celebrated in China with the beautiful full moon in the sky and the delicious moon cakes in the hand. The festival is called the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival), that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. A legend about the festival tells a story of a fairy maiden named Chang’e, who flew to the moon and lives hence there with a cute white rabbit. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, family members would get together to enjoy the moon (which is supposed…


Announcement of Online Forum on “Nobel Peace Prize and Peace-Making”

We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Friday, 17. September, 2021 on the topic of „ Nobel Peace Prize and Peace-Making””, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS.   Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm CET Venue: Online Conference ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/93279832199?pwd=Y1IwRVM2eFR5VXJ6WG85YUZOdUxrZz09 Meeting-ID: 932 7983 2199 Passcode: 631772   Agenda: Early this year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that 329 candidates have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Among the announced individuals and organizations are NATO, Alexei Navalny, Black Lives Matter, Martin Lee and Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, etc… The question is: What is the ultimate goal…


Privacy vs. Security in a Brave New World

  Privacy vs. Security in a Brave New World — Pegasus spyware and the problem of electronic mass surveillance for human rights and democracy By Mag. David Kainrath   Recent revelations about the Pegasus spyware are just the latest in a long row of disconcerting news of digital mass surveillance. At the heart of the problem lies the technological possibility for governments and companies to put everyone under complete electronic surveillance and thereby violate the human right to privacy. Apart from the severe loss of personal freedom that every individual suffers who is a victim of electronic spying, a political…


UN Statement on IPCC Report upon Global Heating

On 9. August 2021, The UN Secretary-General António Guterres made a statement on the IPCC working group I report on the physical science basis of the sixth assessment: Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a code red for humanity.  The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable:  greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.  Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible. The internationally agreed threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius is perilously close. We are at imminent…